Webquest Outline

I have never created a Web Quest for myself or for my students and I feel that I have much to learn in this area. There are many areas of learning within the Intraoral Dental Assisting Program where the students would benefit greatly by using a Web Quest; one of those areas is learning how to manage Dental Software.

After searching the internet I came across a Web Quest that is actually geared toward the learning of Dentrix Software, which is the same software I teach my students in their Practice Management Module. Although this Web Quest was created for a Dental Hygienist Program, the learning is the same.

The Web Quest I found was very similar to the way in which I teach the information, but having all of the assignments and steps laid out in a Web Quest seems more efficient for both myself and my students.

The subject has many different areas such as:

  • how to create a new patient chart
  • how to book appointments
  • how to create a treatment plan
  • how to take payment or submit documents to insurance companies
  • etc.

The following layout would work well for any of the topics within the subject.

The following is the information I would need to provide to the students in a well-rounded Web Quest:

  • Introduction to the Assignment
  • Clear learning objectives and outcomes of the assignment/s
  • a rubric or some sort of evaluation
  • an outline of any Classroom processes that must take place before the tasks are attempted by the students
    • discussion, demonstrations, videos, etc.
  • embedded videos, tutorials, websites for more information
  • An outline of the task/tasks to be completed by the students with clear instructions
  • a conclusion

The following are helpful videos for the students:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/user/DentrixVideos
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTMxizzZuxI
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgFnHMY5WGo&list=PLGa4Y6PDkg798K8SUwt7w3jh1qtIP3qf

In conclusion a Web Quest should be clearly outlined with clear objectives and outcomes in order to provide a student centered learning environment.

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